David Reynolds

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

David Reynolds is a rising senior currently studying mechanical engineering at Iowa State University. He is an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Amit Pathak’s lab, utilizing computational models to investigate cell migration both under noninvasive and invasive states. After earning his bachelor’s degree, David plans to pursue a PhD in bioengineering.   Research Abstract: Modeling fibroblast-led […]

Mythili Subbanna

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Mythili Subbanna is a rising junior from Scarsdale, NY. She studies Mathematics – while also taking biology, chemistry, and physics coursework – at Amherst College in Amherst, MA. This summer, in the Anderson/Shenoy Lab, she will measure plant cell volumes and model water/ion flow in and out of cells to understand how these processes are […]

Emily Walter

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Emily Walter is a rising junior at University of Missouri-Columbia, majoring in Plant Sciences. She is working in the labs of Dr. Charlie Anderson and Dr. Vivek Shenoy investigating how water and ion flow between cells relate to cell wall mechanics and stomatal opening and closure using computational modeling and image analysis.   Research Abstract: […]

Nadja Maldonado Luna

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Nadja is a rising senior at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She is currently working in Rebecca Well’s Lab on the study of lipid droplets and their effect on the development of liver diseases. After finishing her Bachelor’s Degree, Nadja is determined in pursuing a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering […]

Bruce Enzmann

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Bruce Enzmann is a rising junior at Johns Hopkins University, majoring in Materials Science & Engineering with a concentration in biomaterials. This summer, Bruce is working in Dr. Jason Burdick’s Polymeric Biomaterials Laboratory with Dr. Claudia Loebel to analyze patterns of nascent matrix with respect to properties of three-dimensional hydrogels. After graduation, Bruce plans to […]

Andrea N. Plaza-Castro

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Andrea is a rising senior at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey majoring in Biology. She is originally from Ponce but now considers herself from Cayey as well. This summer she is working in Dr. Guvendiren’s Lab. In the future she wants to conduct biomedical research involving stem cells and regeneration in hopes of […]

Evan Morris

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Evan Morris is a rising junior at Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in Biomedical Engineering. He is currently working in Dr. Nathaniel Huebsch’s lab, studying biomaterials and tissue engineering. Evan will be assisting in understanding how mechanical cues within cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix contacts affect heart development and tissue fate, thus expanding possibilities for […]

Sabrina Shafi

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Sabrina is a rising senior at The City College of New York studying biomedical engineering. She is working in Dr. Amit Pathak’s lab, where she is analyzing collective cell migration using computational modeling. Sabrina plans to attend graduate school to pursue research in tissue engineering.   Research Abstract: Modeling fibroblast-led collective invasion of carcinoma cells […]

Harold Treminio

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Harold Treminio is a junior undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Psychology. He is from Herndon, Virginia and is conducting research in Dr. Dennis Discher’s lab.   Research Abstract: Gene Scaling of ACTA2 and COL1A1 in Predicting Survival of Patients with Female Gynecological Cancers Cancer is responsible for one […]

Christian Tessman

By Annie Jeong on July 6, 2020 in UExB 2020 Awardees

Christian Tessman is a rising senior at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. This summer he is working with Dr. Murat Guvendiren’s lab to determine how surface patterning on hydrogel scaffolds affects the shape and alignment of cells cultured on hydrogel culture platforms. Christian plans to pursue a graduate degree […]